Home » Author Archives: JCDA Oasis

Author Archives: JCDA Oasis

Featured Flavia

Silver Diamine Fluoride in Caries Management

Dr. Flavia Lamberghini, Pediatric dentist in Chicago, spoke with Dr, Suham Alexander about silver diamine fluoride and its use in caries management.  Highlights Silver diamine fluoride (SDF), although not currently available in Canada, is a safe and effective topical agent which helps to arrest tooth decay in patients with high caries risk who are unable to tolerate conventional care from the very young to the elderly. It is currently being used in the United States and has been used in Japan for more than 80 years. SDF, a colourless solution with a pH of 10, is composed of silver, fluoride and ...

Read More »
Featured David

What are the 2017 Tax Changes?

David Chong Yen from DCY Professional Corporation Chartered Accountants, spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about tax changes that took effect at the beginning of 2017. Highlights What’s new as of January 1, 2017? Students Elimination of Education and Textbook tax credit (Federal) Tuition tax credit is still in place (Federal) Starting Sept 1, 2017, tuition, education, textbook tax credit will be eliminated (Provincial) Families Canada Child Benefit is a tax-free monthly amount that families will receive if they meet the criteria Corporations With respect to costs involved in setting up a professional corporation (PC), the first $3000 is fully tax deductible ...

Read More »
Featured david

Patients with Eating Disorders: Challenges for the Oral Health Professional

Dr. David Clark, Director of Dental Services at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences in Whitby, spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about his upcoming session at PDC 2017.  Highlights Dr. Clark’s session runs on March  March 9, 2017 between 1:30 and 4:00 pm. Eating disorders represent a serious, life threatening illness. The etiology of eating disorders is complex, involving an intricate interplay among biological, psychological and social issues as well as possible genetic predispositions. While food appears to be the central issue, it is really the characterization of food-related problems that become an outlet for the expression of a variety ...

Read More »
featured-image

The Prospect of a Cavity-Free Future with Dr. Nigel Pitts

Dr. Nigel Pitts spoke with Dr. John O’Keefe about the prospect of a cavity free future, a concept he presented to the Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry. Highlights The concept of a cavity-free future is pivotal to dentistry. There is evidence caries can be prevented by improving and changing what dental professionals can do. Much emphasis has been placed on early detection of caries using clinical detection, assessment and diagnostic treatment aids. Caries management is important from infancy through to adulthood/geriatric population. The ICDAS system stages dental caries. The goals of caries management are: Prevent new lesions from appearing. Prevent ...

Read More »
Featured State 2

The State of Oral Health in Canada

Costa Papadopoulos, Manager Health Policy and Information at CDA Highlights Good oral health is essential to overall health and quality of life. Good oral health enables us to speak, smile, breathe, drink, and eat. The oral cavity also plays a central role in the intake of basic nutrition and protection against microbial infections. As the national voice for the dental profession, the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) is pleased to present this overview of oral health in Canada. In the following pages, you will find insights and information on: the state of oral health around the world; how Canada compares against ...

Read More »
Featured Flora

Clinical Humanities: Learning to look from different perspectives

Dr. Flora Smyth Zahra , Deputy Lead for Integrated Clinical Care Palace Team and Clinical Humanities program lead at King’s College in London. Highlights During spring term 2016 the the Dental Institute at King’s  developed and ran a new pilot module, Clinical Humanities for Dental Undergraduates to support the undergraduate Batchelor of Dentistry Science clinical teaching. In the belief that much more can be done within dental education to develop  crucial elements of practice, a pilot programme was delivered at the King’s Dental Institute that used the Arts and Humanities-based approach now accepted in many medical schools as part of a ...

Read More »
Featured Tim

When is the right time to sell your practice?

Timothy Brown, President and CEO of ROICorp, comes back to speak with Dr. Suham Alexander about “seller’s” market and what decisions may factor into a dentist’s decision to sell his/her practice(s). Highlights In terms of timing to sell, fall and spring seem to be the best seasons to sell as people are usually more optimistic following the same rea estate trends. Currently, the dental marketplace remains strong with high practice valuations due to factors, such as low interest rates, the corporate dental buyers who are aggressively buying practices and paying premium prices for them, the oversupply of buyers, and the ...

Read More »
Featured Interviewees

CE Showcase: What is Immediate Dentistry?

Christien Kopas  CDA, Chief Client Officer at Perfit Dental Solutions, and George Cowburn, Co Founder at Perfit Dental Solutions, spoke with Dr. Suham Alexander about a new concept: Immediate Dentistry.  Highlights Christien Kopas and George Cowburn present a session at the Pacific Dental Conference on March 11, 2017, 10:00 – 11:30. The session examines the changing ways dental professionals communicate with labs and explores the advantages and limitations of emerging technologies. The presenters will explore the pros and cons of historical and new methods of data acquisition and how they influence treatment planning. They hope to review past methods of data acquisition and compare them ...

Read More »